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Oct 17, 2012 4:38 PM by Ian Cross

Mobile home fire in Marana likely started by chimney flue

TUCSON - A mobile home fire this morning in Marana is believed to have been started by a wooden chimney flue inside the trailer.

Units from the Avra Valley Fire District responded to the 17000 block area of Red Rock Road after a neighbor called 911 reporting that a single-wide mobile home was smoking, according to a news release from the fire district. Firefighters arrived to find the resident inside the doorway of the home, trying to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.

The firefighters found the fire in the ceiling space of the mobile home and pulled sections of the ceiling down to extinguish the fire, the release states. It took 10 firefighters about 22 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The resident did not sustain injuries in the fire, and damage is estimated to be about $10,000. The fire is believed to have been started by a wooden chimney flue inside the trailer, the release states.

"This is fire is an important reminder to start checking your chimney flue's and making sure they are clean since we are coming into the cold winter season in Tucson," AVFD officials state in the release.

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